A huge thank you to Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks for hosting the perfect hop to provide us all with some much needed sunshine.
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Monday, June 22nd
Quilt Schmilt. You are here 😉
This has been a year for me of challenging myself to use techniques that I have not done much of, templates and tools I have purchased but not yet used. I do like modern quilts, but am on a dedicated mission to try using traditional patterns that I have not yet tried. Occasionally I start with a traditional pattern or idea, but somehow things get tweaked. 🤔
So it was with this project. I had thought to do a Dresden Fan Quilt since I had a template for it.
Out came my yellow and orange scraps to start playing.
Then I veered from my original plan as I sorted out the various colours into a visually happy array and cut a semicircle for the heart of my sun.
It is coming along as I pictured it. I wanted bright vibrant fabrics; determined that this is going to be a bright happy piece.
I pin basted the attached fans on to my background which is a vibrant sky fabric with bits of clouds floating around.
I layered the piece with some batting and did some straight line quilting with a beautiful variegated yellow Aurifil thread to stabilize the block before adding it to the other blocks that will be used in another blog hop later this year.
My intention was to make a bright sunshiny piece to reflect how hard we are trying to see some sunlight in the crazy, dark year we have been having; Covid 19 shutdowns, financial uncertainty, riots, police brutality, pandemic sufferers numbers increasing, racial discrimination ……. the list goes on. So many people are trying so hard to learn and listen, so many stories of good deeds done and people standing up for others. There is hope and those rays of sunshine are coming through the clouds. All we can do is keep on trying.
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